Ronnie Wood is desperate to stop his girlfriend spilling relationship secrets.
The 62-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist is said to be keen to leave 20-year-old Ekaterina Ivanova, who he ditched wife Jo Wood for last year, and has visited a lawyer to find out how he can stop her revealing the intimacies of the relationship.
A source told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "Ekaterina gives Ronnie constant earache and sticks to him like a limpet. But he did sneak away for a phone conference with his brief. They discussed how to keep Ekaterina from revealing everything.
"She loves Ronnie and is unlikely to betray him. But she is fiery and unpredictable, and Ronnie's worried she'll reveal things said when his break-up with Jo was at its messiest. His ideal scenario is that Ekaterina agrees to keep her silence for a big payment."
Wood has already told friends he no longer wants to be with Ivanova, apparently saying he does not love her.
The guitarist and his girlfriend are said to have fallen out over her quest for fame.
He has also found it hard to see wife-of-23-years Jo moving on with her life, and is concerned she may find a new lover.
Wood's and Ivanova's relationship has been marred by rows lately, with Wood moving his belongings out of their home.